In January, Guild underwent an in-depth review process with the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, better known as CARF International. In a letter to staff, our CEO Julie Bluhm explained CARF as “an international organization that puts together a (very large) set of standards representing best practices in social service agencies. Organizations that meet those standards receive accreditation, or validation, that they are providing high-quality services that adhere to best practices.”
CARF accredits more than 60,000 programs in over 28,000 locations across health and human services in areas like:
- Aging Services
- Behavioral Health
- Child and Youth Services
- Employment and Community Services
- Medical Rehabilitation Services
The results are in. We are proud to announce that Guild received the highest possible rating under the review, which means an additional three years of accreditation. Guild’s accreditation extends to several program areas, including; mental health services, job development, and employment supports. This important accreditation is a requirement of some of Guild’s funding, making the high rating even more meaningful for the sustainability of our work.
In his letter to Guild, President of CARF, Brian J. Boon, PhD, said, “This achievement is an indication of your organization’s dedication and commitment to improving the quality of the lives of the persons served…Your organization should take pride in achieving this high level of accreditation.”
We are thankful to our diligent staff for their hard work contributing to the excellent results of our most recent review.